Adobe Launches “Lightroom Classic CC” (and Drops LR Standalone) + Releases Camera RAW 10 with Fujifilm X-E3 Support

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Adobe Camera RAW 10 and Lightroom Classic CC

Adobe Camera RAW 10 is now available and it adds Fujifilm X-E3 support. Check out all the the details lightroomjournal.

They also announced Lightroom Classic CC at adobe.blog.

Check out techradar to understand better the difference between Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. What’s new in Lightroom Classic CC? Discover it at morethanwords (video below).

The End of Lightroom Standalone

Adobe said it clearly: there will never be a Lightroom 7 version.

Lightroom 6 is the last standalone version of Lightroom that can be purchased outside of a Creative Cloud membership. There will not be a Lightroom 7 perpetual offering. Lightroom 6 will remain for sale for an undetermined amount of time, but will no longer be updated with camera support or bug fixes after the end of 2017. Lightroom 6.13 with support for the Nikon D850 will be released on October 26, 2017.”

It’s the end of standalone version for Lightroom.

Since Adobe moved Photoshop to the subscription based model, they are making record profits every year. So we can’t really be surprised, that the same is now happening with Lightroom.

Embedded & Sidecar workflow in Lightroom “Classic”

John has written a post specifically on the new Embedded & Sidecar workflow in Lightroom “Classic” which really applies to fellow Fuji users.

The key point for us is that to get the most out of Embedded & Sidecar, Fuji users should switch to Raw + JPEG. That’s because the raw files may be 6000×4000 but the embedded previews are 1/3 that size. Sidecars are full res. The article covers this and other important options.

John, who is the author of the X-LR plugin which automatically applies film simulations in Lightroom, adds “wouldn’t it be great if Fuji issued a firmware update to put full size embedded previews in raw files? Let’s all ask Fuji – it’s in their interests, and I know Adobe would love it too.”

Read it at lightroomsolutions

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Fujifilm X-A5 is Coming

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Fujifilm X-A5

The Fujifilm X-A line is incredibily popular in Asia, and in some countries, like Thailand, the X-A line sells better than any other digital camera with interchangeable lenses (Canon and Nikon included).

The currently most recent iteration of this camera is the Fujifilm X-A3, announced back in August 25, 2016, with flippy screen and 24 MP ASP-C Bayer sensor with no on sensor phase detection pixels (PDAF).

Now Fujifilm is working on the Fujifilm X-A5. I don’t have the specs now, but would be nice if it would have PDAF.

The X-A5 could also be one of the 2 cameras Fujifilm registered bluetooth for (the first one is the Fujifilm X-E3).

And in case you wonder why the successor of the X-A3 is not called X-A4, keep in mind that this camera is extremely popular in Asia, where the Nr.4 brings bad luck. Just check out “tetraphobia” on wikipedia.

REMINDER: Fujifilm will have an announcement on October 25. The Fujifilm Instax SP-3 square printer will come… and who knows if there will be other surprises ;) .

Fujifilm X-A3: USA: BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS  EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonITA, AmazonFR, AmazonESP, PCHstore, WexUK AUS: CameraPro

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Fujifilm Announcement October 25: Instax Share SP-3 Square Printer Coming

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 Square Printer

Fujifilm will announce the rumored Instax Share SP-3 square printer on October 25.

I own, use and love these little printers. Especially when travelling, it’s a great tool that can help to “break the ice” with locals and they will be more than happy to be photographed.

We have a dedicated Instax Smartphone Printer for travels thread on our forum.

And now Fuji, please Instax Share SP-W1 (Wide) printer!

See all current Fujifilm Instax Square Products at AmazonUS.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10USA BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS EU: WexUK, PCHstore
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Printer: USA: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama EU: AmazonDE, AmazonUK, AmazonITA, AmazonFR, AmazonESP, WexUK AUS: CameraPro

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Fujifilm GFX Vs. Canon M5 Vs. 5D MKIV :: My First GFX Wedding :: Post Processing GFX files & More (GFX Zone)

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There is a terrific price drop on the entire Fujiflm GFX medium format system. You can save up to $1,000 in USA. Check out the full list of discounts here.

And here is a roundup for all of those, who are interested in the Fujifilm GFX system… and some wonderful images. Enjoy :)

Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF 63mm (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF 45mmF2.8 (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF32-64mmF4 (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF120mmF4 Macro (save $1,000): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF 110mm F2 (save $1,000): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS
Fujifilm GFX 50S + GF 23mm F4 (save $1,000): BHphotoAdorama, AmazonUS

Fujinon GF 45mmF2.8 (save $300): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF63mmF2.8 (save $300): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF32-64mmF4 (save $450): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF120mmF4 Macro (save $550): BHphoto, Adorama, AmazonUS
Fujinon GF 110mm F2 (save $550): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
Fujinon GF 23mm F4 (save $550): BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama

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Fujifilm X-E3 Firmware Real Time Geotagging Coming 2017… and Fuji X-E3 with XF23mmF2 for $1,149 Only

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I hear that Fujifilm is working on a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-E3, which, if everything goes like planed, should be out by the end of 2017.

Always according to the source (thanks), there should be improvements with the geotagging, by allowing constant and automatic real-time geotagging via bluetooth. There will also be an update for the camera remote app.

Geotagging with Fujifilm cameras is currently very basic and definitely needs improvement. As cameralabs wrote in his X-T20 review here:

The Wifi and smartphone app work well for remote control and image transfer, but the geo-tagging remains very basic, successfully transferring the co-ordinates when you start the process, but unforgiveably not updating them as you move away and take more photos. Confusingly the app offers to continue tagging photos for up to 60 minutes, but they’ll all be given the same position as the first shot. It’s confusing and basic compared to the logging or always-on Bluetooth connectivity offered on several rival bodies.

Now the X-E3 finally offers bluetooth, and a constant low power consumption connection with the smartphone should be possible. But let’s hope geotagging will improve also with other Fuji cameras, using WiFi only.

Best X-E3 Combo: The Fujifilm X-E3 with XF23mmF2 costs $1,149 only.

Considering that the X-E3 body costs $899, this means you get the lens for $250 (instead of regular $450). A good deal that you can get at BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera. Some FR-readers say that the deal is not available in their EU countries. But some countries are offering the bundle, such as PCHstore here.

The X-E3 combo is available also in Canada at AmazonCA.

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